The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : 'Konyak Nagas' by Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, (1969)

caption: Chapter Three. Phases of Life
caption: land to chiefs if clan dies out, in certain areas
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York89:4
text: In villages ruled by chiefs the land of a clan which had become extinct in the male line was taken over by the chief. However, it was not considered his personal property; it was available for cultivation by any member of the chief's clan. Commoners cultivating such land had to pay rent to the chief.